LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications today introduced Monarch SX, an integrated system-on-chip that combines Sequans’ IoT optimized Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform with a low-power ARM Cortex-M4 processor, low-power sensor hub, graphics display controller, and media processing engine.
It has a size of less than 90 square millimeters.
Monarch SX is designed to streamline the development of numerous types of IoT devices, including trackers, wearables, sensors, utility meters, and other smart home and city applications.
“Monarch SX eliminates the need for adding external processors to run IoT applications supporting voice, music, graphics display, sensor or location data collection,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.
“Furthermore, all of Monarch SX’s integrated components are highly optimized for power efficiency, enabling LTE-M or NB-IoT applications to run for many years on very small batteries and deliver industry-leading price/performance capability.”
“We built Monarch SX for our IoT device maker customers, understanding what they want to build and the functionality they want to incorporate in their designs,” said Karam.
Monarch SX is ideal for the smallest of IoT devices where space is at a premium—wearables, trackers, and all types of sensors.
Because of its integrated processors, it’s also ideal for smart IoT devices.